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Institutional Information: Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Resim, Resim
Research Areas: History of Art, Contemporary Art, Art, Painting, Fine Arts, Plastic Arts, Printing Arts, Art and Design

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Biography

Mert Yavaşca was born in 1983 in Çanakkale Biga. In 2006, he graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Anadolu University in Eskişehir. In the 2008-2009 academic year, he started working as a research assistant in the Painting Department of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. He completed his master's degree in the Department of Fine Arts at the Social Sciences Institute of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University in 2010. In 2013, he was appointed to the Department of Fine Arts at İzmir Dokuz Eylül University to continue his Phd in Arts. In 2019, he pursued his PhD in art at Cardiff School of Art and Design in the United Kingdom. He completed his Proficiency in Art with a thesis titled "Identity Construction in Contemporary Turkish Painting" in 2022.

As an artist, curator, and academic, Mert Yavaşca has exhibited his works in various countries such as the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Greece. He continues his academic career with the title of Assistant Professor at the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. Engaging in research on art history, painting, contemporary art, and conceptual art, Mert Yavaşca is also one of the founders of the independent art initiative SHELTER Artist Run Space.

The artist, who has taken part in exhibitions as a curator and artist in various countries such as the United Kingdom, Sweden and Greece, continues his academic career with the title of Res. Asst. Dr. at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. Mert Yavaşca, who continues to work on contemporary art and conceptual art, especially on art history and painting, is one of the founders of the independent art initiative SHELTER Artist Run Space.